Episode 11 – BONUS EPISODE – Hilary Reyl and I have ALL THE FEELS

I get to interview Hilary Reyl, non-Autistic identified (Allistic) Author, of the YA book, “Kids Like Us” that features an Autistic protagonist. Not only is Hilary a talented writer, and a lovely human being, she’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We discuss her new book, the Autistic community, parenting, empathy, Echolalia, Autistic Burnout, Masking, her amazing family, and some of our shared childhood experiences.

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Episode 10 – Dr. James McGrath wants us to rewrite the Autistic narrative

Dr. James McGrath, Actually Autistic Author and Poet, and I discuss his wonderful book “Naming Adult Autism: Culture, Science, Identity” where he focuses on how our culture perceives and defines Autism. We have a fun and free wheeling conversation that touches on The Beatles, Dr. Hans Asperger, the joys of having a favorite cafe’, bullies, the importance of curiosity and more!

Episode 9 – Samantha Craft thinks of you and your struggles more than you know.

Samantha Craft aka Marcelle Ciampi, Actually Autistic Advocate, Author, (and much much more) and I talk about her list Females with Asperger’s Syndrome: An Unofficial List https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/ and her Autistic journey. Masking vs not masking, the joys and perils of online Autistic communities, and her current focus on equality and inclusion in the workplace.

Episode 8 – Mykola Bilokonsky had an epiphany during Les Misérables

Rachel and @mykola , Master Tweeter, Software Engineer and Actually Autistic Activist, talk about how Les Misérables changed his life, his rocky road to accepting himself as Actually Autistic, and the epic viral Twitter thread that has helped thousands of people to see Autism in a new light.

Epic Twitter thread here

Myk Bilokonsky Website

Reddit group Autism Translated

Episode 7 – Enthusiasm is Morénike Giwa Onaiwu’s secret weapon.

Rachel and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Actually Autistic Activist, talk about Functioning Labels (and why we don’t need them), Intersectionality, parenting, romantic gifts gone awry, Graduate school, Steven Universe and much much more!

Morénike Giwa Onaiwu Website

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Twitter

Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library

Don’t Mourn for us – Jim Sinclaire https://www.autreat.com/dont_mourn.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism_rights_movement

Nonspeaking CommUnity Consortium http://nonspeakingcommunity.org/

https://www.autistichoya.com/p/introduction-to-autism-faqs-of-autism.html

http://timetolisten.blogspot.com/

#StopTheShock

https://rhemashope.wordpress.com/

https://autismandrace.com/

Autistic People of Color Fund

https://autisticgirls.com/ Autistic girls

http://wearelikeyourchild.blogspot.com/

https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/shows/steven-universe/characters/index.html